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by Hafdis Bjarnadottir

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Christopher Moklebust I can only imagine that in some past life Hafdis Bjarnadottir would have been a part of some traveling caravan of gypsies journeying their way across the deserts of Egypt and through the land of Canaan - the kind deserving of a few pages within some Canterbury like tale - and somewhere along the way, through all their trials and tribulations, they ventured upon to Iceland. That's as awesome as I can describe such an awesome album! Favorite track: Útrunnið.
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    500 numbered copies were made of the album Jæja when it came out in 2009. Sleeve design by Kári Martinsson RegaI. Each sleeve is cut out and folded by myself, my family and closest friends :). I wasn't very active in touring or distributing the CDs into shops, so I still have some of them left ;)...

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Agar agar 06:42
Aivaliotiko 04:32
Szymon 05:51
Útrunnið 03:34
ÁTVR 06:04
Gítardúett 03:59


The Hafdís Band:

Steinunn Gyðu-og Guðjónsdóttir, recorders
Grímur Helgason, clarinet and bass clarinet
Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson, trumpet
Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir, violin and viola
Sandra Ósk Snæbjörnsdóttir, cello
Hafdís Bjarnadóttir, electric guitar and electric bass
Ragnar Emilsson, acoustic guitar and electric bass
Magnús Trygvason Eliassen, drums

Composed and produced by Hafdís Bjarnadóttir.
“Aivaliotiko” is a Greek folk tune.


released December 21, 2009

Recorded in Studio Flís in August 2007.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Aron Þór Arnarsson.
Editing and sound manipulation by Hafdís Bjarnadóttir, 2009.
“Gítardúett” was recorded at RÚV - The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service - in February 2007, by Páll Sveinn Guðmundsson.
Sleeve design by Kári Martinsson Regal / Port, based on a photograph by Dagrún Aðalsteinsdóttir.

Thanks to Szymon Kuran. The electronic parts in “Szymon” were processed from recordings of the late violinist Szymon Kuran. Thanks to Glitnir bank for financial support. Thanks to everyone in the band and to others who helped.

Hafdís Bjarnadóttir 2009


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Hafdis Bjarnadottir Reykjavik, Iceland

Composer and electric guitarist Hafdís Bjarnadóttir combines her training in jazz and classical music with her interpretation of the 'sounds of life' to produce music that has been described as both comforting and challenging at the same time. Her past projects include an orchestra piece made with knitting instructions, three critically acclaimed solo albums and various commissioned pieces. ... more

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